In the Flow with Healing Waters
Depression how to find Support
I think it is safe to say we have all felt blue, sad, or overwhelmed at different times in our lives. Typically, we move beyond it in a short time once we get more information, the situation changes, or we have a chance to connect with someone who gets us.
Maybe this is for you or maybe a loved one feels depressed.
Why do we feel this way? Perhaps you have seasonal depression or maybe it is more complicated than that. It is natural to feel up and feel down and everything in between. We don’t stay in the highest heights or the lowest depths forever. We flow between the two points, however, there are times in life when we visit the lows a bit longer.
Typically, we don’t enjoy feeling this way, but we don’t know how to get out of it when we are there. It can seem dark and scary in this place leaving us feeling useless, hopeless and defeated. We don’t like the feeling, so we want to push it away, ignore it, hide in our home or in our bed, but this will only feed this low place.
At Healing Waters, we are not doctors and we don’t diagnose. However, we can assist you in moving your energy. During the month of April, you can get a balance for a reduced fee if you are coming in for anxiety or depression.
If you are suffering from mild depression, here are some suggestions for you to try to shift your own energy.
1) If you pause for a moment….. feel what depression feels like to you.
2) Discover and take action
a) Do you need more information? How will you gather that?
b) Do you need to be heard? Find someone you can trust to talk to.
c) Do you need to clean up what has happened? If you are feeling shame or guilt, learning how to let that go will be beneficial.
What you put into your body matters. Not just what you eat, but what you think!
3) What can you do?
a) Sometimes it helps to reach out and help another person.
b) Find and talk with someone who cares.
c) Get exercise, walk, jog, dance, do yoga, etc. Doesn’t matter how you move your body, just move it.
d) Reach out and ask someone to check in on you.
e) Make fun plans with friends.
f) Seek professional help like a school counselor, medical doctor, or AcuEnergetics® practitioner.
g) Do something you enjoy doing.
h) Go out in nature.
j) Eliminate alcohol and recreational drug use.
k) Eat a well-balanced diet.
WHEN TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP?
If you’ve taken self-help steps and made positive lifestyle changes and still find your depression getting worse, seek professional help. Needing additional help doesn’t mean you’re weak. Sometimes the negative thinking in depression can make you feel like you’re a lost cause, but depression can be treated and you can feel better!
Remember if someone you love is experiencing deep depression contact your health professional or call a helpline.
Here is a website that we found to be informational.https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
In the flow,
Deb & Denise